Author Archives: jeanevogelart

About jeanevogelart

Art saves lives. That's my mantra and my motivation. My primary purpose as an artist is to inspire, entertain, make you smile, make you mad, make you think or recall a memory. I strive for work that is intimate and genuine, and sometimes whimsical. It's always more than a "pretty picture." I demand a relationship.

Slowing Down to Reach Beyond

 Many years ago, when film was just beginning to wane and digital was new, I scored a Mamiya Polaroid 600 camera, similar to this one. Completely manual — no light reading, no auto focus, even a manual shutter! This is … Continue reading

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Artwork’s Life After the Studio

Sometimes I wonder about it: what happens to my art when someone buys it? I’ve had collectors show me the art they purchased and framed in a way that makes me cringe… or applaud. I’ve had people send me pictures … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Namibia, Genocide

There is a buffer of land, between the dunes of the desert and the last streets of the affluent white residents of Swakopund: a cemetery. One-tenth is modern. Tall palms are planted between neat plots with stately carved marble stones … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Safari

There is no trip in the world like a safari. Lions roaring at night as you try to sleep in a tent… happening upon ANOTHER herd of springbok, and feeling a bit jaded, hoping desperately to find a rare black … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Heritage Stolen

When you steal a culture’s art, you steal their soul. When you vandalize their art, their ritual objects, you attack an entire people. Tonight, I feel violated. This is not a happy story. It is certainly not an expected story. … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Sister Artists

20 January Windhoek, Namibia I thought it was going to be an ordinary day in Windhoek. Hannah and I are navigating the bureaucracy of getting her registered for school (my daughter is attending university here for the next three years. … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Katutura Township

19 January 2015 Windhoek, Namibia I’m still trying to figure out what the guidebooks mean when they say that a trip to Katutura Township near Windhoek is a “must see!” Tourists have more money to spend on a dinner than … Continue reading

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